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The microbiome test

Everything you need to know

We give you access to the most modern and scientifically sound microbiome analysis. With the myBioma microbiome test, you can improve your well-being and quality of life in no time at all. We explain everything you need to know about the test.

Contents of this page

  • The gut microbiome
  • What your microbiome has an influence on
  • The myBioma microbiome test
  • How it works
  • Why a scientifically sound test pays off
  • Our quality standards
  • Advantages of myBioma
  • What the microbiome test can do for you
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The gut microbiome

The human intestine is over 8 metres long. It is densely colonised with over 39 trillion microorganisms. These form the intestinal microbiome - also known as intestinal flora. A healthy microbiome is the basis for our well-being. It consists of bacteria, viruses and fungi. Bacteria make up the majority (around 95%). The intestinal microbiome is constantly changing in type and scope from birth because it is ‘alive’. This is due to our diet and our environment. Consequently, each gut microbiome is a universe of its own and unique to each person. The composition of the gut microbiome changes constantly from birth - depending on our diet and our environment.

What your microbiome has an influence on

Every person has a unique gut microbiome that influences various processes in the body. A diverse microbiome can support your health, while an unbalanced gut microbiome can promote inflammatory processes in the body.

Digestive problems

Digestive problems may have their origins in your gut microbiome. Gut bacteria, with their specific enzymes, support digestion, enabling the breakdown of complex food components into easily digestible substances that the body can absorb. An imbalance in your gut bacteria can lead to symptoms such as diarrhoea, constipation and flatulence.

Immune system

A significant portion of your immune system is located in the gut, creating a close interaction between the gut microbiome and the immune system. Gut bacteria assist in immune responses and help defend against pathogens. Therefore, a diverse and balanced microbiome is crucial for good immune function.

Mental health

Did you know that there is a bidirectional connection between the gut and the brain? This means your gut microbiome can directly influence mood, stress, and your mental well-being. Additionally, certain gut bacteria are able to produce neurotransmitters such as serotonin, GABA and dopamine.

Skin health

The condition of your microbiome can manifest in the appearance of your skin. An imbalance in the composition of the gut microbiome can affect the health of your skin. Studies indicate a link between the gut microbiome and skin conditions such as acne, atopic dermatitis, rosacea, and psoriasis.

Gewichtsmanagement

Your gut bacteria influence the absorption, breakdown, and storage of nutrients. Certain bacteria can promote weight gain. Moreover, the metabolites produced by your gut bacteria can affect hormones that regulate hunger and satiety.

Fitness

In addition, a balanced gut microbiome can support your energy levels and recovery.

Improve your well-being with the myBioma microbiome test

With our test, we give you access to the most modern and well-founded microbiome analysis. Our test shows you which bacteria live in your gut and what they are responsible for. We determine over 1500 different types of bacteria in each stool sample. You will also receive personalised recommendations based on your results to strengthen your microbiome through diet and lifestyle.

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Simply from home

  • Your analysis kit

    Your myBioma package contains an analysis kit with instructions, a sample container with a preservative fluid, a stool catcher for for low flush toilets and a pre-paid return envelope.

  • Collecting the stool sample

    You can comfortably and discreetly collect the stool sample from home. After you have taken the sample and activated it, you send it back to us using the pre-paid return envelope.

  • The analysis

    Once your sample reaches us, it will be processed in our partner laboratory and analysed using the newest DNA sequencing methods. This analysis is highly complex and therefore takes approximately 3 weeks.

  • Your microbiome report

    You will receive your personalised microbiome report on the myBioma platform. Learn more about the content of the report below.

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Why a scientifically sound test pays off

In the world of gut testing and analysis, there are different approaches and levels of quality, from rapid tests to the most advanced technologies. The choice of method significantly influences the accuracy and information content of the results. myBioma uses state-of-the-art DNA sequencing technologies to sequence all bacteria in a stool sample and identify over 1500 different bacterial species simultaneously. Our data-based algorithms combine scientific knowledge to establish links between gut bacteria and various health aspects.

Our quality standards

myBioma is a brand of Biome Diagnostics (BiomeDx), an Austrian MedTech company founded with the goal of advancing precision medicine by providing medical professionals with world-class microbiome diagnostic tools. The safety and health of our customers is our top priority! To ensure quality and safety at the highest level, we are ISO 9001 (quality management systems) and ISO 13485 (medical devices) certified. BiomeDx is the first company in the world in the field of the microbiome to hold both ISO certifications. We are therefore audited annually by a renowned external institution.

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At a glance

Benefits of myBioma

  • Application of the most modern DNA sequencing technologies
  • Analysis of over 1500 different bacterial species
  • Identification of non-culturable bacteria
  • Scientific associations with health conditions
  • Recommended by researchers
  • Convenient and discreet from home
  • Personalised dietary recommendations
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What the microbiome test can do for you

  1. Microbial composition: Discover how different and unique your microbiome is.
  2. Nutrition and food utilisation: find out how your gut bacteria impact your nutrient intake.
  3. Health: Learn about the health conditions associated with your bacteria.
  4. Improvement recommendations: Based on your results, you will receive personalised improvement suggestions to optimise your microbiome health and enhance your well-being.
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  • Modernste Technologie

    Research

    We are committed to using the gut microbiome for medical purposes, which is why we are involved in scientific projects.

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    Quality and security are in our DNA! Therefore, we are doubly ISO certified (ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016).